The Global Food Innovation Summit in Milano, Italy May 7-10, 2018.
By, Albert Guadan:
How the world is living in epic times. In early May 2018 the world food summit took place in Milan Italy. Champions of industries were there. Here is the list of speakers, discussing the future of how they see farming food, packaging it, and producing agriculture for the up and coming ten billion by 2050.
What are we going to do about the legacy carbon ?
Carbon is falling into the ocean and we are losing 30% of plankton. The key going forward is about regenerative agriculture.
Crop covering is as much as the art of science.A war on nature using hydro carbons and dropping sprays from planes. A movement today is growing from using these inputs that shifts the mindsets to regenerative agriculture. The big question today is will Gene editing be included in the GMO labeling camp description, has a lot of debate. The organic community considers it to be in the scope of genetic technology by turning off genes. The real issues are GMO corn crops having to be removed off the market, a real lack of trust.
Cambridge Crops Adam Behrens, wants to produce eatable packaging. He doesn’t want to have to worry about consumer perception and wants to avoid it because they won’t know. It’s actually not necessary to tell the people. Adam Behren wants to Fortify foods that are not “traditionally fortifiable” by including it in the eatable coating material. He thinks at age 29 if we don’t see the value in it people wont adopt it and thinks gene fragments are nothing. He has a better antidote with vaccine labs.
Zachary Fritze, new adoption of technology, re-branding pesticide optimization with data threat collection to help farmers spray more effectively. Part of the challenge is to try new stuff out.
Carolina Castro CEO of Agron Solution in, Mexico consumers chose the non organic one because they don’t know the difference. I Think we need to grow using regenerative agriculture and use any whole system that works ( including Miracle Grow products on her website page )
Ann Tutwiler, It starts with consumers, because farmers plant to make money. ” We work on participatory breeding” on stability to pest and diseases. Soil biodiversity, helping farmers adopt different varieties. Ann Tutwiler chaired AG biotech task force in Washington D.C. that failed to label GMOs. Other researchers in our network are using gene editing. 8,000 new varieties released in 11 crops Ann Tutwiler, thinks it “seems democratic and thinks gene editing has a lot of potential”.
There is no Planet B. The choices we make today chart the course for the generations that follow, and it is our responsibility to create a sustainable future.#SaC18 #FoodInnovation #Sustainability #ClimateChange #SDGSpic.twitter.com/qdMj2ka6Xn — Seeds&Chips (@SEEDSandCHIPS) May 15, 2018